Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022

Protests Continue In Kashmir Over Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat’s Killing

Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat was killed inside his office by terrorists in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, sending shockwaves in the entire Union Territory.

Kashmiri Pandits protesting after their community member Rahul Bhat's killing.(File photo) PTI Photo/S Irfan

Protests by Kashmiri Pandits over the killing of Rahul Bhat by militants inside his office last week continued in Ganderbal and Anatnag districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said.

Scores of Kashmiri Pandits assembled at Tulmulla in Ganderbal district to protest against the killing of their community member, the officials said.

The protesters held photographs of Bhat, who was shot dead by the ultras inside his office at Chadoora in Budgam district on May 12, and shouted slogans like "we want justice", the officials said.

Similar protests were also held in Anantnag where the protesters also set afire effigies depicting the present government.

The union territory administration has ordered a probe by a Special Investigation Team into Bhat's killing. 

(With PTI inputs)